Knock MS Out of the Park
LHU Softball team partners with National MS Society in battle against MS
April 4, 2012
The LHU Softball team’s 2012 season has begun and with the start of each new season, the team begins its quest to Knock MS Out of the Park. This will be the team’s sixth year working with the National MS Society in the battle against Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Over the last four years, the Lady Eagles have raised approximately $18,000. Last year’s team was able to raise just over $3,000 for this worthy cause. This year’s team hopes to equal last year’s fundraising efforts.
The team is once again asking for donors to assist in this cause. Donors can choose to pledge a dollar amount per home run hit by the Lady Eagles or can opt to pledge a flat donation. All proceeds from this event directly benefit the National MS Society.
As a show of commitment, LHU Softball will again be pledging $5 per home run hit this year. Any individual who matches this pledge will receive a free LHU Softball tee shirt or hat. The team hopes that many community members will step up to the plate to help fight this disease.
The team will also be sponsoring its annual “Knock MS Out of the Park” day at home on April 15 when they take on Shippensburg University at 1:00 p.m. There will be more details to follow regarding the day’s events.
The fight against MS has a special significance for the Lady Eagles Softball team. Former LHU head coach and alumna Kim (Hasson) Lindsey was diagnosed with MS in 1993. Kim was a member of the 1988 NCAA DII National Championship Runner-up squad. She then coached the Lady Eagles from 1990-1999. Kim is well known at LHU and in the community as she has been on campus since 1985 and remains as Equipment Coordinator in the Department of Athletics.
Participation in the Knock MS Out of the Park program goes a long way to help eliminate MS and better the lives of those already affected. MS is a disease that affects the central nervous system and approximately 400,000 Americans have been diagnosed with MS in the United States. Contributions raised from the Knock MS out of the Park program will directly benefit the National MS Society.
More information on MS is available at the National MS Society website: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/index.aspx
LHU Softball is proud to Knock MS out of the Park and hopes that many people will join the team in this important cause!
The team is accepting donations through May 31. To receive a pledge card, please contact Assistant Softball Coach Danielle Fraser at email@example.com or 570-484-2574.
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